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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Branicevo Chess Festival Dec 13 - 29

Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2013

Hello everyone,

Branicevo Chess Federation, Chess Clubs "Mladi Radnik" and "Nestor" are organising the Winter Chess Festival - Pozarevac Open Championship on 13-15th and 27-29th December in Pozarevac, Serbia.
The Festival consists of Qualification, Open A, Open B, Open C and Blitz Rated Tournament. The Qualification will take place over five rounds of Swiss pairings on 13-15th December. The event is open for players rated under 2250 FIDE. All players who score 3/5 points or more will qualify for the Open A. The others can continue participation in Open B.

Open A (for qualified and players rated above 2250 FIDE), Open B and Open C (U1600) will be held on 27-29th December. Open A and B will be completed over 5 rounds while Open C will be 9-round Swiss. The Blitz Rated Tournament will be held in the evening on 28th December.

The total prize fund is 1500 EUR. Grandmasters Borko Lajthajm, Miroslav Markovic, Bosko Abramovic, Goran Cabrilo, Dusan Rajkovic, Slobodan Martinovic and Andjelija Stojanovic have confirmed their participation.

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